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HC Wake-Up Call: March for Our Lives Protesters Follow Trump to Florida, Someone Made a Fake Photo of a Parkland Survivor Tearing Up the Constitution & Lights Around the World Went Off for ‘Earth Hour’

Good morning, Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

March for Our Lives Protesters Showed Up Outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort 

Because Trump has made a habit of escaping any and all political controversy by heading to his Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida, it was no surprise that he took the weekend of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. to head south to play golf (again). As BuzzFeed News reports, this time, protestors followed him there, and around 2,000 people marched outside the “Winter White House” to protest for stricter gun laws, chanting phrases like, “How many more? Not one more!” and “Save children, not guns.” The president’s motorcade was even forced to be rerouted as he arrived at the resort due to a crowd of over 1,000 demonstrators who had blocked Trump’s normal route to Mar-a-Lago.

Someone Made a Fake Photo of a Parkland Survivor Tearing Up the Constitution

As thousands of people gathered on Saturday for March for Our Lives to protest mass shootings and demand stricter gun laws, a fake photo of Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez tearing up the Constitution began making its rounds on Twitter. The original photo, which was used in a Teen Vogue story about the teen activists leading the conversation on gun reform, featured Gonzalez ripping up a shooting target poster. But because this is the Internet and people are awful, someone photoshopped the original photo to make it appear as though Gonzalez was ripping the U.S. Constitution in half. The edited version was shared by multiple Twitter accounts as an attempt to discredit Gonzalez — even after the photo was debunked by multiple sources.

Thousands of Landmarks Turned Their Lights Out for ‘Earth Hour’

Over 17,900 landmarks in 188 countries across the world darkened their lights for an hour Saturday evening, the Huffington Post reports. The demonstration was part of the World Wildlife Fund’s ninth annual “Earth Hour” campaign to spread awareness of climate change. Participating landmarks such as the Colosseum in Rome, the Eiffel Tower, Sydney’s Opera House and Buckingham Palace, in addition to the thousands of individual homes that also turned off their lights resulted in record participation this year, the WWF says.

What to look out for…

Brace yourselves, because as of tomorrow, Grey’s Anatomy will have officially been blessing our TV screens for 13 years since it first premiered in 2005. Celebretory Netflix binge, anyone? 

Caroline is the Evening/Weekend Editor and Style Editor at Her Campus, a senior public relations major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leather jacket enthusiast.  You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @c_pirozzolo. 
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